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Editorial – Nov 2014: Where there’s dead planets there is no life.

November 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Nov 2014: Where there’s dead planets there is no life.

Hello everyone You know how it is, you get a thought in your head and then start investigating it and start a chain reaction. Not a big one yet, grant you, but through Pauline Morgan, I got the Birmingham Science Fiction Group thinking even if only a couple of their members, Michael Jones and Rog […]

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An Alex Ross Interview by Geoff Willmetts.

November 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
An Alex Ross Interview by Geoff Willmetts.

As seen with the latest Andrew Loomis book, ‘I’d Love To Draw’, artist Alex Ross contributed a new introduction and added some comments to fill the gaps in this prototype book. If I need to tell you who Alex Ross is, then you haven’t been paying attention to his watercolour work on ‘Marvels’ for Marvel […]

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The Search For Simon (DVD review).

November 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Search For Simon (DVD review).

It’s not Science Fiction as we know it. ‘The Search For Simon’ is a strange and compelling movie about the obsession of a man looking for his lost brother who, 30 years before, had apparently been abducted by aliens. Martin Gooch, also the writer, producer and director, plays the part of David, a somewhat single-mindedly […]

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Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (book review).

November 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (book review).

Back in ancient times, there was no such thing as scientists. The nearest equivalent was the natural philosopher. One of these was Plato and this book is devoted to him. Well, sort of. The Googleplex chapter and later chapters has Rebecca Newberger Goldstein looks at Plato as if he lived today and discusses his life […]

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The Woman In The Story by Helen Jacey (book review).

October 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Woman In The Story by Helen Jacey (book review).

As should be seen by the title, ‘The Women In The Story’ is author Helen Jacey’s examination of the heroine’s role in films. I selected this book because I do have a habit of writing strong women in my ‘Psi-Kicks’ stories and wanted to see if I missed anything that I can apply in prose. […]

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Joss Whedon: Geek King Of The Universe – A Biography by Amy Pascale (book review).

October 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Joss Whedon: Geek King Of The Universe – A Biography by Amy Pascale (book review).

The title ‘Joss Whedon: Geek King Of The Universe’ says it all and if you happen to be a fan then this book will immediately attract you but ,if you like biographies, there is a lot for you here, too. I’m a fan but not of biographies, so I picked this up with gritted teeth, […]

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Editorial – Oct 2014: Judgement calls. The robots are coming. an editorial by GF Willmetts

September 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Oct 2014: Judgement calls. The robots are coming. an editorial by GF Willmetts

Hello everyone Everyone on the Net is influenced by what they read, especially when it comes to reviews. We might live by our reputation of being honest reviewers on SFCrowsnest and seeing the same names all the time, you tend to get to know us or at least our tastes to know if they match […]

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Black Hat Jack by Joe R. Lansdale (book review).

September 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Black Hat Jack by Joe R. Lansdale (book review).

‘Black Hat Jack’ is a novella by Joe R Lansdale and tells a tale about cowboy Nat Love, also known as ‘Deadwood Dick,’ and his black huntsman partner, Black Hat Jack, so called because, as he puts it: ‘My hat is black and my name is Jack.‘ This is dime-store western fiction, though with one […]

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Review Recruitment Program: Have You Got What It Takes? : reading by review by Geoff Willmetts.

September 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Review Recruitment Program: Have You Got What It Takes? : reading by review by Geoff Willmetts.

I was once asked who I write for. I told them that it was the person sitting at the other end of this computer looking at their own computer. I never think of the number of people SFCrowsnest gets on a daily/weekly/monthly basis because the number is…well, as the second biggest Science Fiction website in […]

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The Rubery Book Award, by Pauline Morgan (article).

September 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Rubery Book Award, by Pauline Morgan (article).

The cynic will always question why we need another book award when there are so many around already. The answer is simple. Most of the major awards are aimed at and won by books from publishers who have been in the business for a long time and who have a wide distribution network along with […]

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